UK Atheists

Atheist Declared Mentally Ill Because He Doesn't Believe In God

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

A Nigerian man says he has been detained on a psychiatric ward and forcibly medicated on the grounds of his atheism. Mubarak Bala has been held ag...

Atheist Superbowl Advert Mocks Those Who Turn To Prayer

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

No country combines sport, politics and religion quite like the US. Just watch this weekend’s Superbowl for a barrage of chest-beating nationalism a...

Afghan Atheist Granted UK Asylum On The Grounds His Lack Of Religion Could Result In A Death Sentence

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

An Afghan citizen has been granted UK asylum on religious grounds – in what is believed to be the first case of its kind. The man fled Kabul alo...

Dawkins Wades Into M&S Alcohol & Pork Products Row

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Prominent atheist Richard Dawkins has attacked Marks & Spencer over its policy of allowing Muslim checkout staff to refuse to serve customers alcohol ...

How Plausible Is a Good Person?

Ariane Sherine | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Ariane Sherine

"How plausible is a good atheist?" asked Christian Today last week. Given that most people in Britain are de facto atheists, living their lives with only a desultory nod to religion, the question might as well have been "How plausible is a good person?"

Egyptian Student 'Arrested Over Facebook Group Calling For Atheism'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK

A 20-year-old Egyptian student is reportedly under investigation for starting a Facebook group calling for atheism. The unnamed student who studie...

Scouting for All

Wayne Bulpitt | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK
Wayne Bulpitt

As part of a major review of what Scouting does and how it operates - the fourth in the history of our Movement - we asked our membership whether we should offer an additional alternative Promise to this group. The overwhelming response was that we should.

Dawkins Provokes Backlash Over Muslim Tweet

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK

Professor Richard Dawkins sparked a backlash on Twitter after he claimed the world's Muslims have won fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambrid...

Atheists, Muslims And Celebs Name Favourite Churches

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK

Britain's most senior Muslim politician and two atheist party political leaders are among figures from the world of politics, arts and entertainment t...

Why Atheists Should Pray

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK
Professor Damien Ridge

Prayer can be viewed as a kind of vertical communication (e.g. with a God), verbal or contemplative, structured (e.g. reading a prepared prayer) or freely composed (e.g. talking to an imaginary other).

My Human Rights Wish-List

Benedict Rogers | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK
Benedict Rogers

In his superb article 'A Human Rights Wish-list for 2013', Jack Healey encouraged us to chose our own wish-list. I have taken up that suggestion.

Churches Fighting for the Right to Discriminate

Bob Morgan | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

No one should be free to claim special privileges to discriminate against women and gay people - just because it's based on a religious belief.

More Atheist, Immigrants And Graduates Than Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

If you were living in England and Wales in 2011, you're more likely to be atheist, well educated, healthy, single and born in a foreign country than e...

Ambitious Atheist Census 'Taken Down By Hackers'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK

An ambitious campaign to create a census of the world's atheists has been taken offline after just 17 hours after an alleged DDOS attack on the Atheis...

Alain De Botton Calls For Atheist Temple, Prompting Spat With Richard Dawkins

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK

Philosopher Alain de Botton is calling for a network of “atheist temples” to be built around Britain. De Botton’s initial proposal for a £1...